Practitioners are required to ensure that they practice from appropriate premises that comply with current health and safety regulations.
Practitioners shall be free to advertise their services and practices as they see fit subject to such advertisements being legal, decent, honest and truthful in accordance with the South African code of Advertising Practice or appropriate code of whichever country they are practicing in.
Advertising must not be of a character that could reasonably be regarded as likely to bring the profession into disrepute, nor being such as to abuse the trust of existing or potential patients or exploit their lack of knowledge.
Treatment of Patients
To maintain careful records of all patient contracts, interviews and treatments, and all information shall remain strictly confidential and properly safeguarded and not accessible to third parties without the written consent of the patient.
Practitioners should only advertise treatments or recommend medications of food supplements when they are qualified to do so. They may, however, advise the patient to seek other types of help or treatment when in their professional opinion this would be appropriate course of action.
The Executive Council may, on investigation, de-register any member found guilty of contravening the spirit or letter of the Code of Practice and Ethics or on the grounds of any other act that the Executive Council may consider to adversely reflect on the good name and reputation of The Reiki Association of Southern Africa.
In addition any member found guilty by a Court of Law of criminal activities which conflict with his/her professional status will automatically be de-registered.
Any addiction to drugs and other intoxicating substances will result in an immediate suspension of membership whilst investigations are carried out.
It is essential that Practitioners are sensitive to the dangers of sexual harassment and make every effort to avoid potentially difficult situations.
Acts of indecent assault are criminal and need not only be physical – it is sufficient that the patient feels threatened.
The Executive Council
The decision of the Executive Council will be final. Any appeal for the disciplinary matter to be reconsidered or set aside must be made in writing to the Chairperson.
The Executive Council may amend or introduce additional provisions into this code when and if it is thought to be appropriate.
The Executive Council may open an account with any financial institution, which is to be operated on a credit basis only.